New Hampshire stuns Miami 3-1
Di Girolamo stops eight shots in third period for Wildcats
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Kevin Goumas scored twice and New Hampshire goalie Matt Di Girolamo stopped eight shots in the third period as the Wildcats upset top-seeded Miami of Ohio 3-1 Saturday in the NCAA tournament’s northeast regional.
Mike Sislo also scored for the Wildcats (22-10-6), breaking a one-all tie early in the third period and Di Girolamo carried UNH the rest of the way.
New Hampshire will play either Notre Dame or Merrimack on Sunday in the regional final.
Di Girolamo didn’t allow a goal after Bryon Paulazzo put Miami (23-10-6) up 1-0 just 53 seconds into the game. He finished with 21 saves and was mobbed by his teammates at the net after the final horn as New Hampshire fans chanted “U-N-H!”
Goumas tied it at 1-all exactly one minute after Miami’s only score and later and added an empty-net goal with 1:25 left in the third.
Cody Reichard made 24 saves for the RedHawks, whose quest for a third consecutive appearance in the Frozen Four ended in the regional semifinals.